Jörg Fauser, born in Germany in 1944, was a novelist, essayist and journalist. Having broken his dependency on heroin at the age of thirty he spent much of the rest of his working life dependent on alcohol.
Dr Andrew Gailey has taught in the history department at Eton College since 1981 and is Vice-Provost of the College. His most recent book is The Lost Imperialist: Lord Dufferin, Memory and Mythmaking in an Age of Celebrity.Read more
Jef Geeraerts was born in 1930 in Antwerp and is Belgium's best known author after Georges Simenon. He gained international acclaim with his "Gangrene Cycle", four novels based on his experience in the Congo.
Mark Girouard is the leading architectural historian of his generation and the author of numerous books, most notably Life in the English Country House which won numerous prizes and sold some 200,000 copies in the 1980s.
Friedrich Glauser was born in Vienna in 1896. Often referred to as the Swiss Simenon, he died aged forty-two a few days before he was due to be married. Diagnosed a schizophrenic, addicted to morphine...